Sony: EA Access Doesn’t ‘Bring the Kind of Value PlayStation Customers Expect’
If you missed the news yesterday, EA and Microsoft announced a service for Xbox One, called EA Access. For $4.99 per month, EA Access would give Xbox One owners the ability to play a selection of Xbox One titles, receive discount on certain Xbox One content, and be able to play games early.
Rather than this partnership between EA and Microsoft being a timed exclusive announcement that would eventually come to PlayStation, a Sony rep revealed to Game Informer that they actually passed on the idea because “it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect.”
Here’s the full response from Sony:
We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect. PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.
Would you have paid $5 a month for EA Access on PS4?